With its palm-lined beaches, tropical jungles and thriving nightlife, the Dominican Republic is a true Caribbean gem. Whether you want to relax on the soft white sands, play a round at a top class golf course or go wildlife spotting inland, the island delivers it all.

On the Coconut Coast you’ll find lots of stunning beaches, from quiet tranquil coves to vibrant stretches of sand. Lay back on a sun lounger, try out a new water sport, or sip on a cocktail in the beachside bars. If you’re feeling adventurous, take some kitesurfing lessons on the famous Kite Beach in Cabarete, hire a surfboard to enjoy the waves, or go on a scuba diving trip out to the beautiful reef.

If you like to be active on holiday, head inland where you’ll discover endless miles of jungle just waiting to be explored. Go on a mountain biking adventure or take a pony trek, winding through forests and discovering waterfalls and exotic birds along the way. The island is also home to ecological parks, where you’ll find family-friendly walking trails winding past natural lagoons, teeming with wildlife.

There are plenty of places to explore on the island if you’re a bit of a history buff. In Santo Domingo you can wander the cobbled streets among ancient monasteries, while Santiago and Puerto Plata have a more rustic charm.

As the sun goes down, the island comes to life and the sound of merengue fills the air. Punta Cana has legendary nightlife with lively beachside bars and vibrant clubs, so you can dance the night away without a care in the world. If you prefer the quiet life, go and relax in a laid-back local bar, watching the sunset with a refreshing beer in hand.